Traffic on I-75 north
UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (April 23)
The woman critically hurt in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 75 later succumbed to her injuries.
Dorie L. Jackson, 42, of Dayton, was prounounced dead Wednesday evening at Miami Valley Hospital, said Sgt. Jerod Keyes of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.
Jackson was driving her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt north on I-75 when she went off the right side of the highway, hit a ditch, a concrete wall and then rolled over. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the crash, Keyes said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
An autopsy was expected to be performed today at the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE @ 4 p.m. (April 22)
A woman, believed to be in her 40s, was ejected from the driver’s seat and suffered life-threatening injuries in a rollover crash this afternoon on Interstate 75, said Sgt. Jeff Kramer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.
A trooper was nearby and quickly responded to the single-car crash that happened around 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 between Wagner Ford and Needmore roads.
The vehicle went off the roadway, struck a concrete wall, went airborne and rolled. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected, landing on the highway. Kramer said she suffered severe head trauma and was unresponsive when she was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Alcohol is not suspected, but the accident remains under investigation, he said.
“It really doesn’t look like the crash was at a very high rate of speed, ” Kramer said. “When you’re driving highway speeds and strike a fixed object like this wall … It could have been a different outcome if seatbelts were used.”
Investigators said they would be checking Ohio Department of Transportation cameras to see if any caught footage of the crash. No witnesses stopped at the scene, troopers said.
UPDATE @3:10 p.m. (April 22)
One lane of traffic is open in the northbound lanes of I-75 following a crash.